Analysis: Chicago’s Most Popular Sports Team and Joe Biden & Kamala Harris.
The Chicago Bears were the most searched sports team from Chicago in 2020.
The city of Chicago is the third largest in terms of population in the midwest. It provides an identity for over 2.5 million people. Although there are various sports teams based in the city of Chicago, there are three that are the most popular. The first is the Chicago Bulls, a basketball team that plays in the NBA (National Basketball Association).
The Chicago Bears are a football team that plays in the NFL (National Football League) and have won 9 NFL Championships. They are extremely popular amongst the citizens of Chicago. Lastly, the third team is the Chicago Blackhawks, a hockey team that plays in the NHL (National Hockey League
These three teams are widely popular in Chicago and across the United States. However, according to an analysis of Google Trends search data, the Chicago Bears has been the most searched team over the last 12 months.
The data provided from the graph shows a rise in searches for the Chicago Bears after the month of August, due to the start of the NFL 2020 season. Even in the earlier months of the last year, although the search results fluctuated, the Chicago Bears were still the most searched team in the month of April, due to the NFL draft. The searches for the Bears saw a rapid decline after the first week of January 2021, perhaps due to the Bears defeat to the New Orlean Saints, consequently eliminating their chances of a Superbowl win.
The searches for all three teams were at a low from the months of May to August, due to the off-season and the global pandemic.
The Chicago Bulls saw an increase in searches in late April, which could be due to the release of ‘The Last Dance’, an American sports documentary produced by ESPN and Netflix. The documentary focuses on the career of Michael Jordan, and his last season with the Chicago Bulls.
In comparison to the other two teams, the Chicago Blackhawks were the least searched team throughout the last 12 months, however they saw an increase in searches during the month of July, as their annual fan convention was cancelled due to the pandemic.
Ultimately, it is safe to say that the Chicago Bears were the most searched sports team from Chicago in 2020.
An overview of search results for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris over the last 12 months.
After many controversies, debates and conflicts, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were finally inaugurated as the President and Vice President of the United States on January 20th, 2021. They will serve until 2024, after which another election will take place. It is important to consider these two candidates and their popularity over the year of 2020, from the start of the year till the elections and eventually, the inauguration ceremony.
Analysis provided from a Google Trends search comparison shows Joe Biden being searched more in the earlier months of the year, especially during the month of March. This was due to his victory in the Democratic primary elections.
There was a surge in searches for Kamala Harris in early August, when Joe Biden announced and introduced her as his vice-presidential running mate. There was hope across the nation that the United States would see its first female vice president, as well as the first female person of color in office.
Searches for both candidates increased during the time of the Presidential and Vice Presidential debates, which gained a lot of attention from the media. These further increased during the time of the elections, as America and the world eagerly waited for the results of this deeply contested election. The searches for both candidates surged again during the week of the inauguration ceremony, as there were fears of conflict and an attack on the newly inaugurated President and Vice-President.